We just moved into a home in Central Maryland with a Heat Pump w/ electric back-up strips. I have only ever had NG heat. There is no option for NG at the new house. My question is: Upgrade to new heat pump with electric strips, or make the investment to have a propane backup for low temps?
Currently no propane tank onsite.
We would like to have a back-up generator (propane powered). Relize a 20kw generator would not power the strips..., but could power the propane backup.
Current Electric Price: 9.037 cents/kwh
Current Propane Price: $3.50/gal
Any help is appreciated!